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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: dying cloth a lighter colour? Reply with quote

I've been thinking of making the coat on my android hunter doll more screen accurate in colour, but this would require making it lighter in colour. is there something on the market that can do this? I imagine just bleaching it would make a patchy mess Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repeated washings in regular detergent, not the color safe kind that preserves color. That and having a few other articles of fabric in there. Anything like bleach is likely going to fail to give a uniform lightening of the color.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wash in hot water to try and draw some of the color out. personally I rather like the color of the Android Hunters Jacket. Makes it look like it did when it was wet Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers guys

I guess I will never get it accurately the same colour as the movie coat and you're right andy, the wet look colour is pretty neat Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you reconsider your idea to lighten it I would suggest removing it from the figure and laying it in direct sunlight. After a couple of day's flip it over.
This WILL fade it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Once-Bitten said, the sun will discolour anything anytime and do not forget to put the sleeves away from the sides; you do not want to have a two-toned coat.
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